Thursday, September 22, 2016


It's time to start thinking about the Eighth Annual Great Genealogy Poetry

As in the past, I'll be posting the links to the submissions on Thanksgiving Day,
which this year falls on Thursday, November 24th. Deadline for submissions will be a week before, on Thursday, November 17th. That gives everyone nearly two months to find (or write) and share their poem or song. If you find one long before that deadline you can post it on your blog now, but don't forget to send me the link to it before November 17th!
These are the Challenge rules:

1. Find a poem by a  poet, famous or obscure, about the region
one of your ancestors lived in. It can be about an historical event, a
legend, a person, or even about some place (like a river)or a local
animal. It can even be a poem you or one of your ancestors have written.
0r, if you prefer, post the lyrics of a song or a link to a video of someone
performing the song.

2. Post the poem or song to your blog (remembering to cite the source
where you found it.).  If you wish to enter an older post, you may as long
as it has not appeared here in an earlier Poetry Challenge.

 3.Tell us how the subject of the poem or song relates to your ancestor's
home or life, or the area of the country where they lived.

4.Submit your post's link here to me by midnight Thursday, November 17th
and I'll publish all links to the entries on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th!

If  you submit a humorous poem or song that will be entered under the
"Willy Puckerbrush" division. Willy was the late geneablogger Terry
Thornton's alias for some humorous posts and comments.

There you have it. You have two months to find your poem and post it to your
blogs. I will be waiting to see what you all find and share!


Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge Bill!

Dorene from Ohio said...

Bill My post for the challenge but I am down with something broken leg. my tech resources are limited. I s there any way I could ask you to post it for me? It is the post some bout buck eye tree as graveyard rabbit of Sandusky bay. Thx!

Bill West said...

Dorene, I'm saving the link here so I can post it when the deadline is up. So if you are able to edit the post for any reason those edits will be included. :)

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for continuing the Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge! I just posted my contribution this morning at this link:

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks Bill!

Dorene from Ohio said...


I can get to the desktop computer once in awhile now. Here is my submission:

Thank you for hosting the Poetry Challenge!

Katherine Schober said...

Hi Bill,

Here is my post for the contest. Please let me know if I need to send it anywhere else, as I'm not positive this is the correct place.

What a fun idea!